Book Blitz Destroying Angel by Missy Wilkinson

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It's been a while, Addicts, since I've done a blitz, I'm glad to have found another book that appealed to me :) DESTROYING ANGEL by Missy Wilkinson sound like a good one to me, but read on for yourself to see if it does it for you!
~Dynomoon

Destroying Angel

Summary from Goodreads:
Gates McFarland’s mother has just been proclaimed brain dead by a neurologist. But fifteen-year-old Gates doesn’t believe it’s true, because she hears her mother’s voice in her head. The command is simple: Find my heart. It’s the last thing Gates hears from her mother before the neurologist pulls the plug.

After contacting the Organ Procurement Agency, Gates learns there is no record of her mother’s organ donation. She meets Dr. Ascuitto, her mother’s neurologist. A menacing figure, he threatens to institutionalize Gates if she continues her inquiries.

Determined to find the truth, Gates gets help from John Ed, a street-smart, sixteen-year-old recovering addict. Together, they navigate an underworld of body theft, interstellar drug trafficking and doctors who double as dealers. She finds herself attracted to John Ed’s musical talents and emotional strength even as she is drawn ever-deeper into an alien world accessible only by use of a hallucinogenic spore. Hostile and governed by a sinister waif named Penny, the world holds secrets about Gates’ mother’s death…and the key to Gates’ survival.


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EXCERPT 1

I go to the sanctuary of the high school outcast—the library. It’s almost as posh as the cafeteria: a sun-filled room with floor-to-ceiling windows that have sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains. I find a DVD of The Magic Flute, my favorite opera, and check it out. I love Mozart; always have, ever since seeing a movie about him when I was little. Dad says I had a crush on the actor that plays Mozart, but it wasn’t just that. The childhood fame, the ridiculous talent, the drinking, the mysterious early death...he was like a proto-rock star. The kind of person I dream of becoming, except without the early death. I’m a little washed up for a child prodigy, but there’s still some hope for me. I just need to do something amazing this year or next, like write a symphony or become a wunderkind fashion blogger.
Or maybe just write a decent research paper.

EXCERPT 2

I need you to find my heart, Mom had said when she was dying in the hospital. Find Mom’s heart...what then? Do I cozy up to some old dude and listen to it beat? I know she’s not coming back, and I know I may be delusional thinking she spoke to me when she was already gone, but looking at these pictures sparks something in me. I want to find out who received her heart, not only because she asked me to, but also because I’m curious. And maybe I do want to hear it beat again. Maybe there is some comfort in knowing part of Mom is still alive in the world. Maybe I do want to know who received her “gift of life.”

I dial my cell phone.


The book release party is Tuesday, July 28 in New Orleans. Everyone is welcome to attend! The Facebook invitation is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/391976724334930/

About the Author
Hi all! I'm a book fiend turned professional wordsmith who tells stories both fictional and factual. My debut novel, DESTROYING ANGEL, was published this year by Torquere Press. I freelance for publications including xoJane.com, HelloGiggles.com, BRIDES and Country Living, and I have served as a local editor for Zagat and Fodor guides.

I work as a full-time journalist at Gambit Weekly, THE BEST source for news in New Orleans (I'm biased, obviously). 


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2 comments

  1. The premise sounds good, but the cover...I'm not sure if I like it. It's different and memorable, though!

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading.

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  2. I love paranormal books and this story idea is so original! I've never heard of this book but I'll have to add it to my TBR! Thanks for the heads up!

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